Kim Lavery

Speech Pathologist Aide

Qualifications

– Bachelor of Arts, University of Central Queensland
– Graduate Diploma of Education, University of New England
– Secondary English, University of New England
– Bachelor of Special Education, University of New England

I worked for 20 years in youth employment and education with early school leavers, unemployed young adults and young offenders, specialising in literacy and life skills. From 2004 to 2019 I taught in a public primary school, in class and with small groups and individual students who needed extra support or extension in reading, writing and spelling.

My professional experience includes working under supervision with children and adults who have speech and language delays, physical and intellectual difficulties, and difficulty speaking due to disease or trauma. For many years I also volunteered with the State Emergency and Rural Fire Services, teaching first aid to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

I believe rapport and healthy connections are key factors in communication and subsequently work closely with clients, their families and health professionals to achieve this. I am passionate about helping people develop the skills and confidence to thrive, not just survive, in our fast-paced society. Following programs developed by Speech Pathologists, I practise diversity in my approaches to provide client support with enough flexibility to cater for individual interests and needs.

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